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Video: GPU Acceleration – What’s Next?

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GPU-accelerated computing is the use of a graphics processing unit (GPU) together with a CPU to accelerate scientific, analytics, engineering, consumer, and enterprise applications. Pioneered in 2007 by NVIDIA, GPU accelerators now power energy-efficient datacenters in government labs, universities, enterprises, and small-and-medium businesses around the world. GPUs are accelerating applications in platforms ranging from cars, to mobile phones and tablets, to drones and robots.

Video: Energy Secretary Moniz Announces 150 Petaflop Coral Supercomputers

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In this video, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announces two new High Performance Computing awards to put the nation on a fast-track to next generation exascale computing, which will help to advance U.S. leadership in scientific research and promote America’s economic and national security.

Looking at the Future of HPC in Australia

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In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Lindsay Botten and Neil Stringfellow explain how Australia has developed a national HPC strategy to address the country’s unique challenges in science, climate, and economic development.

Using the Titan Supercomputer to find Alternatives to Rare Earth Magnets

Simulations could uncover competitive substitutes for these super strong magnets

Over at ORNL, Katie Elyce Jones writes that the US Department of Energy (DOE) is mining for alternatives to rare earth magnetic material, an obviously scarce resource. For manufacturers of electric motors and other devices, procuring these materials involves environmental concerns from mining rare earth metals, their costs, and an unpredictable supply chain.

Slidecast: Cycle Computing Powers 70,000-core AWS Cluster for HGST

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Has Cloud HPC finally made it’s way to the Missing Middle? In this slidecast, Jason Stowe from Cycle Computing describes how the company enabled HGST to spin up a 70,000-core cluster from AWS and then return it 8 hours later. “One of HGST’s engineering workloads seeks to find an optimal advanced drive head design, taking 30 days to complete on an in-house cluster. In layman terms, this workload runs 1 million simulations for designs based upon 22 different design parameters running on 3 drive media Running these simulations using an in-house, specially built simulator, the workload takes approximately 30 days to complete on an internal cluster.”

Announcing the 6th HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015

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Today the HPC Advisory Council announced that the organization will host the 6th HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015 in Lugano, from March 23rd to 25th, 2015.

Why Innovation Shouldn’t be a Dirty Secret

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In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Richard Holland from the Pistoia Alliance considers how even competitors can work together to lower the barriers to innovation, without giving away their commercial secrets.

Remarkable NASA Simulations Show C02 Migration

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NASA Goddard has posted some remarkable simulations that offer a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.

Hornet Supercomputer Installed at HLRS in Germany

Cray XC40 system “Hornet” of HLRS (High Performance Computing Center, Stuttgart/Germany), Peak Performance: 3.8 PetaFlops

Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) announced on 13 November 2014 that its member centre High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) successfully completed the installation of HPC system “Hornet”. The new HLRS supercomputer, a CRAY XC40 system which delivers a peak performance of 3.8 PetaFlops, has been declared fully operational and will be available […]

Pros and Cons of HPC Virtualization

Deepak Khosla, President, X-ISS

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, X-ISS President Deepak Khosla argues that while enterprise computing makes extensive use of virtualization, it could make a big difference in HPC as well if it is introduced properly.